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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
of that slowing down the workings of government. but i actually think that john mccain's -- >> you know, though, richard that in the end, we're hearing in the end most likely he's going to pass and be secretary of defense. so why hold him up over a recess when the pentagon desperately needs somebody at the helm? >> because in a funny sort of way, joe, it's exactly what mccain said. it's a way of getting their pound of flesh. it's a way of sending a message to hagel. and it's just a way of almost acting out the kind of rancor and just the dislike that is out there. >> you seem awfully calm about this and resolved that this is just the way washington works. does this not trouble you at all? >> of course it troubles me, but it's also just the way that washington works. i do think in the end chuck hagel will get the job. and as you say, this is not about defense policy. what is so extraordinary is we actually have major defense issues from sequestration to the pivot towards asia, you name it. and none of this is part of it. and so you mentioned before the budget. what you're seeing here on virtuall
Feb 13, 2013 3:00am PST
't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> reporter: it all came on the same day speaker john boehner called the president out for not having the courage or guts to make tough choices on the budget. the president used the power of the podium to push back. >> some in congress have proposed preventing only the defense cuts. by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training. medicare and social security benefits. that idea is even worse. >> reporter: as is typical of most state of the union addresses, the president covered lots of ground. >> our first priority is making america a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. we must do more to combat climate change. send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and i will sign it right away. i ask this congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to their efforts and finally pass the paycheck fairness act this year. >> reporter: not to mention the middle east, afghanistan, counterterrorism, cyber terrorism, and voting r
Feb 18, 2013 3:00am PST
in other areas of government. the senate has panted a bill to replace the sequester. the president gave a speech showing he'd like to replace it, but he hasn't put any details out there. that's why i conclude i believe it's going to take place. there's no leadership on the other side of the aisle and therefore no agreement. >> bob is the man who literally wrote the book about the budget battle. put this to rest. whose idea was the sequester, and did you ever think we'd actually get to this point? >> first, it was the white house. it was obama and jack lew and rob neighbors who went to the democratic leader in the senate, harry reid, and said this is the solution. >> all right. meanwhile, senator lindsay graham is suggesting one potential -- >> i'm sorry, could i interrupt? i had a munchkin in my mouth. >> no, you can't have those. you're supposed to have your greek yogurt. >> i'm trying to make a point with a visual aid. this is like defense spending. done. gone. >> before the day has even started, you've just -- give those to me. >> i'm not homer simpson. what do you make of what woodw
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
is an infringe on their rights. >> what you're seeing basically is distrust of government across the board. we don't have a good record of finding the sweet spot, either go too far to try to overcorrect. they think that's only the first step, once they get that background check, they want registration and identification and knowing where it is. i keep telling them as a person who is going to protect the second amendment as strong as anybody, that's not going to happen. >> you're getting hammered? >> i don't know. in west virginia, we're used to a good tug-of-war every now and then. >> sounds like the answer is yes. >> i think people understand, they know i've always been a gun owner. i enjoy hunting and enjoy the sport of it. i was taught at a young age to be responsible and be safe. with all that being said, i think there's more people like me in america than people being portrayed in the other light. with that being said, i don't have a fear. i think we call it common sense, nonsense, we should have gun sense. >> let's talk about chuck hagel. you're on the armed services committee. we're fan
Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
aig was dumbly thinking of suing the government, she came out and blasted them and got a lot of attention for it. but that's another reason this is smart. when she does say something, it sets off an earthquake. >> mike, this is a smart approach, isn't it? >> absolutely. plus, she's also very quickly the senior senator from massachusetts. >> right. >> because there was an open seat. there's a young lawyer, mo collin, filling that seat. warren and her staff are representing a bulk of the state constituency request at this point. >> we have not heard the last of elizabeth warren. >> says her biggest supporter. >> we have not heard the last. as you said in the aig thing, issues she cares so passionately about, she will be out there, and we'll see what happens. >> and how does that make you feel, steve? why don't you share with the group? >> i will tell you that it makes every banker on wall street quake in their boots. >> makes them nervous. hey, jane, it is important for new members, especially new members that come in with a high profile, to keep their head down on the hill, ri
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
don't have a spending problem, when the federal government is breaking records every year with the explosive growth of spending in every category. whether you're talking about defense. whether you're talking about occupations of other countries. whether you're talking about domestic spending. whether you're talking about entitlements spending. spending over the past four years has exploded at record rates. and you have liberals running around saying oh, you know what? actually, obama's spending less money than any president since dwight eisenhower, which maybe they convinced themselves of this just like right-wing radicals convinced themselves of all the things that have led them to defeat over the past several presidential elections. when nancy pelosi says we don't have a spending problem, americans say, she's out of touch. when nancy pelosi says the problem with medicare is not medicare, americans say, she's out of touch. when barack obama says you know what? we're going to fix this by raising taxes yet again, barack obama and nancy pelosi and the democratic party are ou
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